When planes fly from east to west, they are flying against a river of air called a jet stream. These air currents can make your flight longer or shorter, depending on which way you are going.
Jan. 25, 2021 • ~5 min
You're working out, feeling great – until your stomach starts to churn and you're sidelined with a bout of nausea. Here's what's happening in your body and how to avoid this common effect of exercise.
Dec. 29, 2020 • ~7 min
One medication-free technique uses your emotions to release stress.
Dec. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
Wildfire smoke changes dramatically as it ages, and that matters for downwind air quality – here's what we learned flying through smoke plumes
Thousands of chemical compounds in wildfire smoke are interacting with each other and sunlight as the smoke travels. For people downwind, it can become more toxic over time.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~8 min
Sound barrier-breaking fighter ace Chuck Yeager, who has died aged 97, epitomised a very different era of test pilots.
Dec. 10, 2020 • ~8 min
Evolution towards flightlessness has been much more common through history than scientists once thought.
Dec. 2, 2020 • ~6 min
Geese honk loudly and point their bills toward the sky when they're ready to start the migration. Here's how they know it's time, how they navigate and how they conserve energy on the grueling trip.
Nov. 16, 2020 • ~8 min
Fossils reveal that dinosaurs' flying cousins become twice as efficient at flying over 150 million years.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
Two small dinosaurs with bat-like wings, Yi and Ambopteryx, couldn't take the air as well as birds.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~6 min
A new evolutionary tree suggests powered flight may have evolved in feathered dinosaurs and early birds at least three different times.
Aug. 11, 2020 • ~4 min